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Communication & Media

Faculty and Staff

Persaud, Jerry

Ph.D. York University
M.A. Sociology, York University
B.A. (Combined Honors) Sociology and Political Science

Associate Chair/Assistant Professor

Department: Communication & Media
Office: CSB 42
Phone: (845) 257-2631

Assistant Professor & Assoc. Chair; Emergency Responder; Bldg. Supv.

Department: Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Office: CSB 42
Phone: (845) 257-2631

Office Hours

M12:00 PM - 02:00 PMSome Wednesdays I am in meetings and will not be in my office as scheduled.
TF09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

IF I AM NOT IN MY OFFICE AT CSB 42 during my "listed office hours" then please check in CSB 51. You can always EMAIL me at:

We have various meetings across the campus during the semester. Most of these meetings are on Wednesdays. On certain Wednesdays I could be out at a meeting or late getting back from one.

Career History

Taught at Atkinson College, Humber College Institute of Technology, York University, University of Toronto, Scarborough.

Teaching Interests

Communication and Dissenting Voices
Communication Among Cultures
Nonverbal Communication & Semiotics
Food and Cultural Studies
Hip Hop Culture / American Studies/Culture
Diversity in Media
Media Criticism
Sociology of Knowledge & Everyday Life
Media and Society
Media & Film Theories
Critical Criminology and Crime Studies
Popular Culture American & International
Ethnographic Studies
Race as Intellectual Discourse
Nationhood and Anxiety
Text and Textuality
Self and Technology
Absurdity/Weird/ Freaks and 'Others'

Research/Creative Activity

Media Aesthetics, Popular Culture, Critical Mass Communication, Cultural Studies, Theory, Hip Hop, Semiotics, The Body, Critical Criminology/Crime, Race and Ethnicity, Food & Water, Urban Culture/Cities, Everyday Life, Caribbean Society and Culture, Fatness Studies, Cinema, Historiography (literary), Social/Cultural History, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

John O'Neill Award for Teaching Excellence, York University

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association (MAPCA)
Southern Conference of African American Studies (SCAASI)
New York Africana Studies Association (NYASA)
National Communication Association (NCA - inactive)
Canadian Studies of American Culture ( CSAC - inactive)
Canadian Criminology Association (CCA - inactive)
Canadian Learneds Societies (CLS - inactive)
North American Society for Sports Sociology (NASSS - inactive)
Center for Research on Latin American & the Caribbean (CERLAC)